Montserrat is about more than the volcano though. George Martin made it the home of the famous Air Studios. Throughout the ears, countless bands have recorded here, including the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Dire Straits and Pink Floyd. The studios are now deserted: buried in a thick covering of volcanic ash.

Unlike most of the Caribbean, Montserrat has suffered little from development. Walking around it's tiny traditional villages, it is still possible to see how all of the region would have been before mass tourism hit.

You may think that you have never heard of Montserrat: the amazingly traditional island in the Caribbean, but the chances are that you have! Most recently, Montserrat was propelled into the spotlight when the active volcano that forms the largest part of the island erupted, creating a pyroclastic flow that buried the old capital city of Plymouth. This city can still be seen, buried like a modern-day Pompei.

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Montserrat - Active Volcano in the Caribbean

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Steve Davey is a writer and photographer based in London. For over twenty years he has travelled to some of the most remote, exotic and spectacular places on earth, photographing and researching a variety of features. Steve is the author of the Footprint Travel Photography and has launched a range of travel photography tours to show people some of the fantastic places he has travelled to whilst improving their photography

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